KOTA KINABALU: A youth manifesto colloquium here next week is expected to gather input garnered from grassroots aspirations to be incorporated into the Barisan Nasional (BN) manifesto in the coming general election.
The colloquium’s secretariat chief Datuk Armizan Mohd Ali said the event on Wednesday (January 17) is a follow up to the series of National Transformation 2050 (TN50) dialogues held in six districts in Sabah.
Co-organised by Sabah BN Youth and Sabah Puteri Umno, it will gather 50 youth leaders from the component parties and specially-invited young leaders who will summarise the voices of the youths at the grassroots-level.
Armizan, who is also Papar Umno division youth chief, said input from the younger generation will also be channeled to the coalition leadership and government to be considered as part of the government’s policies.
“These include feedback and suggestion on improving existing policies,” he said.
Previously, the TN50 dialogues were held at the districts of Ranau, Kota Marudu, Kadamaian, Sandakan, Long Pasia as well at Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Sabah in Kota Kinabalu, led by Sabah BN Youth chairman Yamani Hafez Musa, who is also the colloquium’s chairman.
Armizan said the TN50 dialogue series will be continued this year to cover other areas.
At the same time, those who have not voiced out their ideas can do so through two Facebook pages; PPUN Sabah (Sabah Umno Youth) or Hafez Musa’s account.